Holy Cross Upsets No. 25 Harvard In Final ‘Coaches Vs. Cancer’ Game


1416187441_harvardHoly Cross held on for the shocking upset in the third and final game of the “Coaches vs. Cancer” tripleheader Sunday night at TD Garden, defeating nationally-ranked Harvard 58-57.

The Crusaders jumped out to an early lead, scoring the first eight points of the game while the Crimson struggled to get in a groove offensively. But it was the 24 turnovers Harvard committed that ultimately doomed them.

Harvard’s Wesley Saunders, who tallied 24 points to go along with 12 rebounds on the night, missed a jumper in the lane in the final seconds that would have given his team the win.

Justin Burrell led the way for Holy Cross, scoring 16 points including two free throws that gave the Crusaders a 56-55 lead with two minutes remaining.

The win marked Holy Cross’ first victory against a ranked opponent since 1977. Harvard was ranked in The Associated Press preseason Top 25 for the first time in school history.

Photo via Twitter/@tdgarden

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